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Myth or Fact?

For many years I felt this way I was so scared I never told anyone the way I really felt.
Agoriphobia

I would like to know a bit more my problem is driving alone and the thought of it just gives me extra panic and leaving my "safe zone" or my home to do it it's just horrible.
How did it start?

I can pin point the day it happened it was in 2003 I thought I was going to die that day I didn't know what it was but I was at work and that day i was under allot of stress so in the night when i was driving home I had my first full blown panic attack because I had them before but I never paid attention to them so this particular day was really bad. The next day I had to go to work I could not drive alone anymore it was the hardest thing to do because I was so use to being alone and doing my own thing. I was so afraid of everything and I didn't know what was going on so sence them I've been afraid of it.
Agoriphobia

What can i do to get rid of the thoughts of getting a panic attack while i drive?
How did it start?

It's been so hard for me i have not been able to work for 5 years already
Stress

I know what you are going through i could pin point the day i satrted having my panick attacks and the cause was stress but now with this program I am rewiring all the thoughts and "stress" i give myself. The only thing that helps it's to let go of things I take a shower when i feel stressed out then eerything fells better.
How did it start?

Thank you for your support this week I'm exited and scared at the same time because I have to challenge my thoughts I' so used to thinking the same way all the time I'm scared it might not work but you make me feel like I can and will do it this week I'm going to set a goal for myself and I will have to accomplish it.
Taking a class

The best way of going back to school for me was going with a friend who was taking similar classes that way i can relax and concentrate in what the profesor was explaining
remembering the past

I am overwhelmed with all the stress I feel I have been getting worst sense my Grandmother Estell passed away it's going to be 3 months tomorrow and my anxiety level has been going up to I fell helpless I don't want to feel like this because it just makes me depressed to think that she is not there to help me when I need her. She was comfort to me and now I don't have her...ugh this is so hard what can I do please help me!!!
Going crazy?

Aaron
     
     I now what you are going through I started getting those feelings when I turned 19 now I'm 26 and it's been so hard to go through those feelings. I got scared and thought I was going crazy thought I was the only one having those feelings but started getting more intense. Went to see the doctor she told me I was fine and explained what was going on with me when I found out I was not "going crazy" that it was an imbalance in the chemical reaction in our brain and that medication would help me out allot that made me feel better. It's been so hard with setbacks but now I'm sure I'm not going to go crazy.    
                                  Mickeylover2002